cistern

All Noun Adjective
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  • Many of the houses appeared newly built, only some cisterns appeared old.
  • Some of the water cisterns still fill up with water during the winter seasons.
  • There is a water cistern which provides fresh water all year long.
  • That taken from a spring or well is better than cistern water. Cited from Outdoor Sports and Games, by Claude H. Miller
  • Just then the nurse came into the cistern-house bringing her little sister. Cited from Story of My Life, by Helen Keller
  • Later, raised water cisterns were built in the garden of each home.
  • Two of these cisterns were within the walls of the main building.
  • The ancient cistern is in private hands but parts of it may still be visited.
  • These cisterns are filled by rain water, which is brought from a great way off. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. VII, by Robert Kerr
  • The men-made cisterns must be God-filled, if filled at all. Cited from Expositions/Scripture: Isaiah & Jeremiah, Maclaren
  • Today there are only a few remains of the walls and the cistern.
  • To the cistern she must go, and I must put her there. Cited from The Prince of India, by Lew. Wallace, Vol. 2
  • One by one we entered the cistern, which is now in an inner room. Cited from Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah 1, R Burton
  • Without these wells and cisterns, the central route could no longer be used by large forces.
  • A few weeks later, he was pulled from an open cistern just in time to save his life.
  • But one woman says what would a ghost be doing in a cistern? Cited from Danny's Own Story, by Don Marquis
  • The fort's water needs were met by a well and a cistern.
  • One of the points of interest is an old public cistern of great size and depth. Cited from Santo Domingo, by Otto Schoenrich
  • Come and let us slay him and put him into this old cistern. Cited from Bible Stories and Religious Classics, by Philip P. Wells
  • He developed the site by building a house and a cistern for water storage.
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Meaning of cistern

  • noun A tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
  • noun An artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater